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Strange Display Problem...

  1. #1


    Join Date : Jun 2008
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    Strange Display Problem...

    For some reason, my monitor randomly decided to change while I was using the computer. There's now what I can only think to describe as a 'pixel shift', in which all images on the monitor seem slightly off color-wise, and pixel-wise. For example, text that was once black is now blue, some of the smaller text looks blurred. Even on my desktop icons, where the color isn't off, some pixels seem to be missing, or little points of color are not the right color for the icon. I've since restarted the comp, and nothing has changed. Everything is still running reletively normally.

    I'm not sure whether it's the monitor or the computer. I tried changing my resolution, messing with the monitor settings, all of my drivers are up to date, etc. That did nothing. Next step is to shut down the comp and check the connection to the monitor, as that's the only other thing I can think of.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Phillips Guest

    Re: Strange Display Problem...

    Guess the graphics card does not get enough power.... PSU lose quality over
    time or you have installed some new hardware.
    Michael

    "socialblasphemy" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
    news:b7bdca8d139b78b7708dffceed8bdf54@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

    >
    > For some reason, my monitor randomly decided to change while I was using
    > the computer. There's now what I can only think to describe as a 'pixel
    > shift', in which all images on the monitor seem slightly off color-wise,
    > and pixel-wise. For example, text that was once black is now blue, some
    > of the smaller text looks blurred. Even on my desktop icons, where the
    > color isn't off, some pixels seem to be missing, or little points of
    > color are not the right color for the icon. I've since restarted the
    > comp, and nothing has changed. Everything is still running reletively
    > normally.
    >
    > I'm not sure whether it's the monitor or the computer. I tried changing
    > my resolution, messing with the monitor settings, all of my drivers are
    > up to date, etc. That did nothing. Next step is to shut down the comp
    > and check the connection to the monitor, as that's the only other thing
    > I can think of.
    >
    > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    >
    > --
    > socialblasphemy

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  3. #3


    Chris Guest

    Re: Strange Display Problem...


    I also have this problem I need it to be fixed the pixels are over the top
    of my icons
    and my graphics card is one of the top ones ATI Radeon 3870 HD
    I hit the power button on my Harddrive then loaded it back up
    It was downing some updates then when the desktop appered there was pixels
    over me icons

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  4. #4


    D. Eth Guest

    Re: Strange Display Problem...

    "Chris" <Chris@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6F49C6B4-95AC-437D-90A6-D9A4168527AA@xxxxxx

    >
    > I also have this problem I need it to be fixed the pixels are over the top
    > of my icons
    > and my graphics card is one of the top ones ATI Radeon 3870 HD
    > I hit the power button on my Harddrive then loaded it back up
    > It was downing some updates then when the desktop appered there was pixels
    > over me icons
    >

    Do a system restore to a point prior to the event.
    Or , reinstall graphics drivers.

    --
    Ens causa sui
    Fit caedes omnibus locis


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  5. #5


    gerooky Guest

    Re: Strange Display Problem...

    screenshot please.





    "Chris" <Chris@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6F49C6B4-95AC-437D-90A6-D9A4168527AA@xxxxxx

    >
    > I also have this problem I need it to be fixed the pixels are over the top
    > of my icons
    > and my graphics card is one of the top ones ATI Radeon 3870 HD
    > I hit the power button on my Harddrive then loaded it back up
    > It was downing some updates then when the desktop appered there was pixels
    > over me icons

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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